Acai BerryAcai berry is a grape-like fruit, hailed from the rain forests of South America. In recent years, it has been accorded many health benefits: it helps to control weight, lowers cholesterol and boosts immunity and energy. Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky points out that acai berry is a good source of antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats. Since acai berry has high antioxidant properties, it is capable of scouring for damaging free radicals and removing toxins, making it a natural cleansing aid.
According to nutritionmd.com, the fiber in acai berry maintains the health of the digestive tract, reducing risk of colon cancer and constipation, two problems associated with unhealthy colon. Fiber is found in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans.
Natural RecipeYou can use fresh acai berries but they generally spoil within 24 hours of harvest. One way to harness the health benefits of acai berry in recipe is to use natural acai berry juice, puree or preserves; available at health stores or gourmet stores. One easy, no-fuss method is to include acai berry when juicing fruits. According to coloncleansesafe.com, fruits provide antioxidants, vitamins and live enzymes which help to cleanse the body and heal the inner body processes. Combine the cleansing power of fruits with acai berry, and you have one great colon cleansing aid. You can also juice acai berry with vegetables. Vegetables also provide fiber and phytonutrients.
When you combine acai berry with other natural colon cleanse ingredients, the results can be powerful and effective. According to goodcoloncleansing.com, a common ingredient used is bentonite clay, an edible clay that binds up waste in the intestines and eliminate it. This clay can be effectively combined with acai berry, psyllium husk (a powerful fiber) and natural spring water to cleanse the colon.
A healthy colon should have at least 85 percent good bacteria, otherwise known as probiotics---according to healingdaily.com: Healing with Probiotics. To boost the healthy microflora of good bacteria, include probiotics in your colon cleanse recipe. Yogurt, fermented and unfermented milk, miso, soy drinks, banana, garlic and onion are probiotic foods. Include these ingredients when you blend an acai berry smoothie or simply add acai berry preserve to yogurt for a quick dessert.